The friendship bracelet that teaches kids to code

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A language free, gender neutral friendship bracelet which builds on friendship and teaches the power of coding.

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How it works

1. Become friends

Sally, Adam and Shana are best friends. With the push of a button they connect their Jewelbots:

2. Interact and send secret messages

Their paired Jewelbots light up when they are close by. They then can send each other secret buzz codes.

3. Learn how to code through the power of friendship

Get the app and add more features through basic If/Then statements.
Want more? Connect your Jewelbot to a computer and upload our Jewelbot mods or develop your own custom code.

  • Send SMS/email
  • Social media integration
  • Weather updates
  • Notify parents
  • Fly a drone

  • ...or what about a reminder to drink a glass of water, eat some fruit? Code whatever you imagine...!
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Specifications

* Final colors and specs may vary slightly.

What's Included

Every bracelet will ship with 2x color bands, 2x Jewelbots charms and a charging cable:

Dimensions

32.5 x 32.5 x 14mm

Band

16mm wide and 230mm long

Sensors & Components
  • Vibration motor
  • 4x LEDs, 16.7m colors
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Batteries & Power
  • Battery life: up to 1-2 days
  • Battery type: Lithium-polymer
  • Charge time: 3-4 hours
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating temperature: 14° to 113° F
Materials
  • Nylon Band
  • Plastic Casing
Care

The Jewelbot nylon band can be washed by hand. The charms should be wiped with a wet cloth. The cases should only be wiped with a dry cloth.

Water Resistance

Jewelbots are splash resistant. Do not bath, shower or swim with your Jewelbot on.

Syncing & Bluetooth

Jewelbots sync wirelessly to tablets, iOS and Android smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0+ wireless technology.

  • Syncing range: 20 feet
  • Syncing to desktop computers requires a USB connection
  • Syncing to mobile devices require Bluetooth 4.0+
  • Syncs with iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android devices
  • For Mac and Windows, we allow you to add code to your Jewelbot

Pre-order now while supplies last

  • JEWELBOT

    $79 List Price

    $49 Pre-Order

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  • SQUAD 3-PACK

    $159 List Price

    $89 Pre-Order

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  • TWINNIE 2-PACK

    $119 List Price

    $69 Pre-Order

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  • Estimated ship date: late summer 2016

  • Full refund as long as order has not shipped

  • International orders welcome

This is a pre-order. Product aims to ship by late Summer 2016. Shipping timelines are estimates.
Actual design of charm and bands may vary slightly. Every bracelet will ship with 3 different color bands.
Actual colors may differ. Because this is a pre-order, you are eligible for a full refund at any time before your merchandise ships.

Questions and Answers 

Q: When will Jewelbots ship?

We are shipping a first batch of Alpha Jewelbots to testers in May 2016. Afterwards we are fulfilling our Kickstarter and pre-sale orders. Our estimated shipping timeline is Summer 2016. Please subscribe to our newsletter or have a look at our kickstarter page.

Q: What features do Jewelbots have out of the box?

Jewelbots do not require internet service or a cell phone. Out of the box kids can connect with up to 8 different friends, see when they are nearby and send each other secret messages. With access to a computer or smart-phone (Apple/Android) kids can create multiple friend groups and add additional functionality through the power of code.

Q: What is the perfect age for Jewelbots?

Good question! We have tested Jewelbots with kids aged 5 and up. The out of the box functionality - paired with the ability to work without a phone - makes Jewelbots ideal for younger kids. To use some of the more advanced mods and features we recommend that your kid is between 8-13 years old. But then again, with some help, even younger kids can use Jewelbots. This being said, there really is no limit on the other end of the spectrum; we are seeing parents, and for that matter grandparents of our Alpha testers getting their own Jewelbots ;-)

Q: How do Jewelbot’s advanced features work?

Out of the box kids can make their bracelets light up when a friend is nearby or send messages to a buddy across the room. They can come up with their own functionality and program their Jewelbot to behave in lots of cool ways!

Jewelbots are also open source, so for the curious tinkerer, they offer the perfect platform to explore what is possible with wearable technology communication. Using the Arduino IDE, girls can literally make the bracelets do whatever they dream up. Light up when they get a call on their phone, why not?

Q: Do I need a phone/computer?

No! However to use the more advanced features such as friend groups and special mods you need to either download the Jewelbots App or connect your Jewelbot to a computer (via USB).

Q: 2, 3, 4… – how many friends can you have?

Out of the box: 4 / after connecting your Jewelbot to your phone you can manage 8 friend groups with up to 16 friends.

Q: What devices and operating systems does Jewelbot support?

We currently support Apple iPads, iPhone and Android devices. For Mac and Windows, we allow you to add code to your Jewelbot.

Q: Details? Give me all the technical specs!

Q: Are Jewelbots safe?



We are making a product for kids, and their safety is our number one priority. Jewelbots don’t contain a GPS and we don’t store any personal data of any kind.

Q: How does the Jewelbot mobile App work?

Using basic if/then statements, girls begin to learn the fundamentals of computer science while engaging with their friends and expressing themselves. They can create friend-groups and decide how their Jewelbot lights up and vibrates when they are together. Once they get a hang of it, they can use the app to write little mods and take their skills further:

Instagram Mod: light up when you get an new like
Twitter Mod: vibrate when you get a new follower
Facebook Mod: flash when you get a message from your parents

…the mod possibilities are endless.
And of course – Jewelbots basic functions can be used without a phone.

Q: My kid can code, what's next?

Jewelbots are also open source, so for the curious tinkerer, they offer the perfect platform to explore what is possible with wearable technology communication. Using the Arduino IDE, kids can literally make the bracelets do whatever they dream up. Light up when they get a call on their phone, why not?

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects.

So yes, there are really no limits to what you can do with Jewelbots. Use them as a button to interact with another bluetooth device? Why not!